New Grad RN waiting for job offer

  1. Hello all! I am a new grad (that graduated from stony brook university school of nursing this year) and have applied to Stony Brook University Hospital's PACU and had an interview August 9th. The hiring manager told me that it takes a while (about a month or so) for a new nurse to get hired, since the process has to go through the state. Well it's been more than a month and the hiring manager told me that if I get the job then I would start October 5th. Stony Brook usually e-mails you if you didn't get the position, or they will call to notify you of a job offer but I have not received either and am wondering what to do. I really want to work at Stony Brook and I have e-mailed and called and left voice messages for the hiring manager but she has not yet gotten back to me. I was wondering what this could mean? Also, in the meantime I wanted to apply to other positions at stony brook and I was wondering would it look bad for me to do so, since I have not yet heard a yes or no for the PACU position? Any help would be appreciated! I also was thinking of going down to the Human Resources Department at Stony Brook and following up with them directly ( might seem like too much but I really want this job). Thank you again for any input!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   MurseJJ
    Perhaps you didn't get it if it's been that long unfortunately. I was offered a position in Stony's SICU essentially a year ago, and the recruiter called me a day or two after the interviews. I was a new grad.

    Go ahead and apply to other positions, can't hurt, especially if you've been waiting a month. I'm assuming you interviewed with the nurse recruiter at HR as well? Why don't you contact her, she should also know what's going on, and presumably she'd review your app for other positions there anyway. Then start applying, don't want to wait forever.

    Good luck!
  4. by   Lil Nel
    I would take the silence of the hiring manager as a cue that you most likely didn't get the job.

    The above poster gave very good advice. Start applying for other jobs within the facility. Don't put all of your eggs in one basket.

    Good luck! You will find the right job.
  5. by   remotefuse
    I'm surprised they would have interviewed a new grad for PACU. I'm not the type of person to say start in medsurg, but from what I've seen, PACU requires critical care experience.

    I would start applying to other positions and facilities.
  6. by   Calalilynurse
    Apply for whatever you want if they want you they will let you know
  7. by   not.done.yet
    Never assume you have a job and therefore stop applying. It is highly likely you did not get this job. Next time, even if you have a very good feeling about things after the interview, even if they made it sound like you have the position or even stated that you do, keep tossing irons into the fire until you have gotten a written offer with salary information and start date. Without those things in writing you don't have an official offer. Verbal means absolutely nothing. Nada. Zip.

    You can call them to check on your application. I definitely do NOT recommend going down to hassle them in person. It won't make you seem like you "really want the job", it will make you seem like you are harassing them in a way that gets in the way of them doing their work. Use phone and email instead and then if you don't hear anything back, recognize their silence at this point is your answer.

    Get back to applying. Nobody is going to hold it against you for trying to become employed. Definitely apply at this location, but you also very much need to be applying anywhere and everywhere you can. New grad positions in acute care are very difficult to get and competitive. Give yourself an edge by being open to whatever may come your way. Good luck.
  8. by   MurseJJ
    Also, while Stony is definitely a great hospital, just FYI, there are hospitals that pay 10K-20K more than them in Nassau and NYC (part of the reason why I ended up looking elsewhere despite the great opportunity to start in sicu there).

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